Eating really well Monday to Friday, giving up on the weekends, and then starting again on Monday is a bad habit to be in. Those weekends can ruin all of the hard work you have done during the week. Here are some tips to help you stick to healthy eating on weekends so that you don’t need to start over every week!
Treat Yourself ONCE
It’s OK to indulge a little! Being super strict on yourself will only lead to you developing a bad relationship with food. But rather than going out for drinks, ordering wings and fries, pancakes the next day and Thai for dinner, just do ONE of these. If you’re planning a night out, it’s fine to have a few drinks. But then don’t order the wings and fries. Or if you prefer to indulge in pancakes, make sure you have some lean protein and veggies for dinner rather than Thai takeaway.
Drink Vodka, Lime & Soda
As I said, going out for a few drinks is fine. I’m sure you already know that alcohol is not great for your health. But all of the sugary mixers that come with your drinks are just as bad! Try to drink vodka, lime and soda, as soda water and lime have very little calories. Otherwise organic red wine is also a good choice.
Spend a bit of time to plan ahead so you can make some healthy choices. If I know that I’m going out for both breakfast and dinner on the weekend, I’ll take a look at the menus before I go. I do this just because I love food and want to suss places out before I go there, but it’s also great so you know how healthy you can be. If I know that the dinner restaurant doesn’t really have anything healthy, I’ll make sure I stick to healthy eating throughout the day (and out for breakfast) so I can enjoy dinner and not feel bad about it.
Eat Something Before Brunch
I tend to be an early riser and I usually exercise first thing in the morning. So when my friends and I plan brunch for 10am, by the time we actually eat it’s closer to 11am. When I’ve been awake since 6am and have already done a workout, I am absolutely famished by 11am and could eat anything and everything. To prevent myself from overeating, I will always eat (even if it’s something small) before I go out for brunch.
Sit At A Table When You Eat
Snacking throughout the day can cause you to eat way more than you might realize. So instead of eating mindlessly, make sure you always sit down at a table to eat. This includes snacks too! It will make you more aware of how much food you’re actually eating.
In all of my nutrition programs, I include treats throughout the week and also on the weekend. Having a balanced diet and not depriving yourself will actually help you stick to healthy eating. If you’re interested in my nutrition programs, click here to find out more about my eBooks.
Thank you so much for another good post. I am the type of person who is very strict during the weekdays and go all out on the weekends ( part of the reason is due to family gathering though. They prepare excessive super delicious feast and when the food is in front of me, it is just so hard to stop.)
I will try to practice what you mention in this post.
Thank you again. Your blog is amazing!